Things to Know About the Electric Tesla Semi Truck
18 November, 2017, 00:54 | Author: Cecelia Webb
Musk pulled a major surprise for the audience at its event after the Semi unveiling, by debuting the company's new second-generation Roadster, which it calls the "quickest vehicle in the world, with record-setting acceleration, range and performance". But it was easy to forget about all the snags and delays plaguing the production of Tesla's first mass-market electric vehicle, especially with Musk dropping phrases like "zero to 60 in 1.9 seconds" and "620-mile range".
This is also the first sign that Tesla's Semi announcement isn't just a flashy stage show: A pilot partner eager to talk about actually using the trucks immediately shows there's some some fire behind the smoke.
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The Tesla Semi won't go into production until 2019, but Tesla founder Elon Musk said the lorry will be cheaper to run than a diesel alternative and will travel up to 500 miles at maximum weight at motorway speeds.
Tesla this evening unveiled their Semi electric truck, which is "the safest, most comfortable truck ever", equipped with four independent motors.
Tesla claims the electric costs of the Semi are half that of a traditional diesel semi truck, thanks to fewer systems to maintain (no transmission or brake pads to name a few), providing a number of over $200,000 United States dollars in fuel savings, and a two-year payback period.
Of course, the Model 3 loomed over it all. This technology allows for automatic breaking, lane keeping and lane departure warnings. Taking a page from Apple and other tech companies in using showmanship to wow crowds, Musk surprised the crowd by announcing there was one more thing to add - and the new vehicle rolled out of the truck's trailer. "It probably is, based on the specs provided, but this isn't necessarily a slam dunk", said Rebecca Lindland, an executive analyst at Kelley Blue Book.
Trucking company J.B. Hunt Transport Services said it had already placed multiple orders for Tesla Semi trucks.
The first vehicle that Tesla marketed was the Roadster two-seater sports auto, which went out of production in 2012.
Mr Musk said several Tesla lorries will be able to travel in a convoy, autonomously following each other. Musk has said it will take at least two years for the truck to go on sale.
The Tesla Semi is set to offer remarkable performance.
The new Roadster will be available in 2020. "So far, that final element has eluded Tesla Motors, which makes it hard to see these vehicles as more than "what if" concept cars". Regulations require commercial trucks to be sidelined if their windshields are cracked in a way that could affect the driver's view. "A more appropriate target for the electric-vehicle maker would be the short-haul, or so-called last-mile delivery, which would benefit from regenerative braking, low noise and emission-free EV motoring".
There's been a lot of speculation about the semi truck concept - including if the semi truck market is even a good fit for the company.
Deliveries aren't expected until 2020, which is about how long it'll take us mere mortals to process that this thing even exists. As writes the European press, the representatives of Aston Martin, has posted the first images of Aston Martin AMR Pro Valkyrie.
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